Category: Shady

Taken fron underneath some pines, looking up the hill, a white horse and three black and white calves laying in the grass, blue sky above

Day 1 of NZ COVID-19 lockdown

Day one of not going out to anywhere, not having contact with anybody outside the property in an attempt to flatten the infection curve. National state of emergency.

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Our two horses in the new shelter

Horses ready for the next storm

Another storm has been announced last night, so early this morning we finished the horse shelter area and moved the two boys over so they are going to have a more comfortable place during the day when the weather closes in.

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Rusty and myself

Happy Horses

The munchers are happy again after I moved them over into the other paddock – the one with more grass. Seemed to be appropriate for them for Christmas.

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Jolan and Tatjana with Shady

Pony Club Christmas

I would hope that our horses think that the feeders are very nice people, because we got them an extra special Christmas present just in time for the Waimauku Pony Club Christmas celebrations. And so Shady already had his first ride in the new horse trailer. Although he was a bit sceptical at first, he seems to be enjoying the smoother rides. We certainly enjoy the easy clean interior and the extra gear space.

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Rusty and Shady nicely asking for food in the evening

Busy weekend

After the rainy weekend we got busy outside again. Saturday we weeded the paddock and sowed new grass plus added fertiliser. Sunday we got the concrete mixer out and got builders mix and cement from Waimauku Landscape supplies to pour concrete into the animal shelter.

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Finally some fine weather

Happy for the endless rain to be over

Mr. Shady is happy in the new grass strip. Just two weeks ago the alpacas have been in there and kept it nice and short so he does not get overexcited.
After all that rain, the ground is getting better and the grass has been growing since. It must have been drowned in water before.

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White horse beeing brushed and all white fluffy hair is on the ground

Grubby Pony

Gave the grubby pony a good groom after all the rain. He thoroughly enjoyed it and appears to indicate Summer’s here 😉 Shady was also really interested in the camera…

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